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Whitewater Triple Crown Kayak Races

Friday, July 22, 2016 - Sunday, July 24, 2016

| Free

Tariffville Gorge  |  , Tariffville, CT 06081

The Jamie McEwan Whitewater Triple Crown Kayak Races: The whitewater triple crown is a competition in Tariffville Gorge for kayakers and canoeists in the three major whitewater disciplines:

Wild water racing is about speed; the fastest boat down the river wins.
Slalom requires precision. The paddlers must negotiate a series of gates for the fastest time.
Freestyle is an acrobatic contest of spins, cartwheels and flips in whitewater.

Incredible balance and reflexes prevail as paddlers are judged for their tricks. The competition can be seen from the banks of the river on both Saturday and Sunday.

In 2016, the races will be held on July 22, 23 and 24.

The 2016 edition of the Whitewater Triple Crown brings a slight change in format. First, we are offering a “Paddle with the Pro’s” Day Clinic on Friday, July 22. This is open to any paddler with a desire to learn about river running, slalom racing, or freestyle. This low-key session is aimed at any paddler hoping to pick up a few tips from whitewater’s best. The format will be loose and friendly, emphasizing fun and learning. The clinic time will be from approximately 11:00AM to 4:00PM.

Previously, we’ve held individual events on Saturday, and the Triple Crown Championship on Sunday. The year,
there will be only one run of each event.

The slalom race will take place on Saturday, July 23.
On Sunday July 24, there will be the the down river race and the Freestyle competition.

The scoring for the Triple Crown will remain the same, 33 points for 1st, 32 for 2nd, 31 for 3rd….for each event, men’s and women’s, regardless of boat or Class. One additional bonus point for participating in all three (a perfect score equals 100).

For information on when and where to watch this impressive event, go to www.tvilletriplecrown.org.

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